Unparalleled: The Norton Simon Museum

Known internationally as one of the most remarkable private fine-art collections ever assembled, the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California, is an art-lover’s paradise! Spanning a period of 30 years, Norton Simon, a wealthy industrialist gathered an unparalleled collection of … Continue reading

Experiencing Abstract Light

Throughout the 20th century, artists have explored more aspects of visual creativity, stretching the boundaries of what gets considered abstract art. By thinking “outside the box” about their subjects, abstract artists give viewers new ways of looking at the world around … Continue reading

Abstracting From Pollock

When many people think of abstract art, the image of the splatter works of Jackson Pollock come to mind. The tangled strands of paint confound their attempts to understand the point of it. But even Pollock did not come to … Continue reading

Abstracting From Expressionism

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has staged an exhibition about the development of Expressionism in art (June 8 through September 14, 2014). Starting with the Post-Impressionist era, the exhibit tracks the changes in artists’ outlooks and the works … Continue reading

Abstract to Abstract

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presently has an exhibition titled “Four Abstract Classicists.” The show consists of works from LACMA’s own collection, focusing on works by Karl Benjamin, Lorser Feitelson, Frederick Hammersley, and John McLaughlin. These artists worked … Continue reading

Immersion in Artful Snow Thoughts

The Santa Monica Museum of Art is currently featuring an exhibit that will immerse the visitor into artistic responses to snow, snow sports, and the general winter experience. The exhibit “Yutaka Sone & Benjamin Weissman: What Every Snoflake Knows in … Continue reading

Calder and Abstraction

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has just opened an exhibit of some works by the American sculptor Alexander Calder. Calder was famous for his mobiles, kinetic sculpture that makes the viewer experience space in a new way. The … Continue reading

Art For Existential Questioning

There’s a new exhibit at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, titled “Room to Live.” The exhibit features recent acquisitions, and will run October 4, 2013 through January 13, 2014. The pieces will challenge your perceptions. The exhibition was … Continue reading